Heroic Gate Crew Honored at Remington Park

OKLAHOMA CITY, (Remington) – Prior to the Remington Park racing program on Saturday, April 30, a brief presentation was held in the winner’s circle to recognize and honor the recent heroic efforts of the Starting Gate Crew.

On Sunday, April 17, jockey Roy Brooks was unseated from his horse just prior to the start of a race while in

the gate.

The horse left his feet and subsequently sat on top of the rider who was thrown to the track surface in a split-second situation. Unable to get back up, the horse remained on top of Brooks until members of the starting gate crew and track outriders were able to pull him out from underneath the animal.

The quick actions by members of Remington Park’s on-track personnel; gate crew, outriders and emergency medical technician; were integral in expediting the attention Brooks needed in what he termed a lifesaving effort.

Brooks made his first appearance at Remington Park since the incident so he could take part in the ceremony.

Included in the photo are members of the Remington Park jockey colony who also took part in the festivities.